Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth

Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth

by Alanna Mitchell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226532639
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 01/02/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 835,830
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alanna Mitchell spent fourteen years as a writer covering science and the environment at the Globe and Mail. She is the author of Dancing at the Dead Sea: Tracking the World’s Environmental Hotspots, also published by the University of Chicago Press. In 2010, Mitchell received the Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment for Seasick. She is the first book author to win the Grantham Prize, and the first Canadian.

Table of Contents


1       The last best place on earth 
         Great Barrier Reef

2       Reading the vital signs: Oxygen   

         Gulf of Mexico

3       Reading the vital signs: pH 

         Puerto Rico

4       Reading the vital signs: Metabolism 

         Plymouth, England

5       Reading the vital signs: Fecundity     


6       Reading the vital signs: Life force      

         Halifax, Canada

7       Reading the vital signs: Medical history  


8       Reading the vital sign that is China     

         Haikou City

9       Reading the vital signs: Adaptability  


10     Finding hope 

         The Dry Tortugas

         Epilogue: A call for wisdom  


         Selected bibliography


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Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sturgeon-General More than 1 year ago
Alanna Mitchell does an amazing job articulating very complex and specific scientific concepts and works. She is a gifted and informative writer. Her insight is refreshing. I HIGHLY recommend Seasick for anyone who wishes to know more about the perils the ocean faces.